What's on at St John's Place

Book your community event or activity at St John's Place and we will advertise it here for free!  

Weekly events

Bemerton Live Fridays

Social coffee mornings with gentle exercise classes aimed at the over 55s, in the wonderful setting of St John's Place - try a new activity, meet new friends and stay mobile.  
Doors open 10:15, class starts at 10:30.  Everyone welcome. Coffee and biscuits after class.
Cost £7, first session is free, so why not give it a try?
The programme for May is given below and can be downloaded at this link.
Bem Live May 2024

Weekly yoga sessions

A number of instructors have regular yoga classes in St John's Place.  Details of classes, and contact details for instructors, are given on their websites, see below:
Claire Sankey (Monday mornings 9:30 a.m., Tuesday evenings 8:30 pm) see https://www.clairesankey.com/all-events
Susan Stephenson (Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm) see https://susanstephensonyoga.co.uk/times-and-classes/
Jo Coleman (Thursday evenings 6:00 pm and7:45 pm) see https://yogasalisbury.co.uk/classes-and-prices/

Monthly and one off Events

Wednesday 22nd May

Salisbury Military History Society

Doors open 7:00pm, talk starts at 7:30pm
See details on flier below. 
For more details about further talks and membership please refer to the SMHS website https://salisburymilhist.com

Sunday 26th May

Sound Reiki Meditation 

7.30 - 9.00pm
£11 per person on the door or buy in advance:


Wednesday 29th May

Wednesday 5th June

Rest, Destress and Reconnect - a relaxation retreat

7:00 - 9:00pm
A 2 -hour evening session with Claire, a journey of blissful candlelit Meditation, Breathwork, Restorative Yoga (very gentle) and Yoga Nidra (a guided lying down relaxation).  Followed by herbal tea, treats and community connection.                 
* Suitable for beginners + all bodies that deserve a good rest.
* Tickets are £20 or £18 for yoga class regulars.
* Find out more + book tickets here: https://www.clairesankey.com/all-events

Friday 7th June

Candlelit relaxing Soundbath

6:45 - 7:45pm
Soundbaths are a great way to switch off, reduce feelings of stress, anxiety or worry, calm the mind and feel relaxed: people often say they sleep well afterwards as well. 
Booking now open for this session with Gemma in St John's Place on 10th May at 6:45pm and also Friday 7th June. 
Spaces are limited and no previous experience necessary.  For more info or to book your space please visit Gemma's website or call 01722 632155.

Sunday 9th June

Lower Bemerton Open Gardens

2pm - 5pm, £5 to visit all open gardens
After taking a break in 2023 the Gardeners of Lower Bemerton are looking forward to seeing lots of visitors again. 
Tickets available on the day from all open gardens, card payments only at Belvedere and St John's Place.
Join us in St John's Place for refreshments, sales of Irene's jams and craft stalls (you may need cash for some of these). 
£5 to visit over a dozen open gardens, including some with riverside views. Pottery, gardening books and plant cuttings will be on sale in various gardens.
This is one of the most successful charity fund raisers for St John's Place and we look forward to your support and seeing you have a wander around our lovely village.
For those who need to drive, note that there is a small car park + layby opposite St John’s Place on Lower Road (total capacity approx. 20 cars). In addition, parking is allowed on Sundays on single yellow lines on Lower Road.  

Photo courtesy of Jane Arnold

Wednesday 12th June

Bemerton Film Society

Doors open 7:00pm, Programme starts 7:30pm

The Whale

2022 - 15 Certificate - 1hour 57 minutes

In an Oscar-winning performance, an almost-unrecognisable Brendan Fraser plays Charlie, a housebound, morbidly obese, traumatised writer, seeking reconnection with the angry teenage daughter he hasn't seen for years. Despite his reclusive nature and withdrawal from the world, he cares immensely about the few people he allows into his life. This is ultimately a heart-warming, heart-breaking, exploration of love and truth.  
And coming up...  
10 July: Gaslight (U certificate) 
A man convinces his wife that she is imagining the flickering gaslights in their house, leaving her fearful she is going mad, to cover up his desire to steal her inheritance.
14 August: Queen of Katwe (PG certificate) 
A ten year old girl living in Katwe, a Uganda slum, is introduced to the game of chess by a missionary and her life is transformed. Based on an inspirational true story.

Wednesday 19th June

Bemerton Talks

Doors open 7:00pm, talk starts 7:30pm
Clare Humphreys Vicentini will be talking about Your Family History
And coming up....
• 18th September Helen Roberts will talk about the Australian hillside badge at Fovant
• 16th October Noted local historian John Chandler on Salisbury history
• 20th November Kate Walter will speak on Arundells

Friday 21st June

Salisbury Dancers

6:30 - 8:30pm
For those who want to get moving and active, and who are missing those old tracks from the past! Come to one of Fiona's over 50's dance sessions for fun & the joy of movement; no judgements, no dressing up, socialise only if you want to - and move your own way, when the music takes you - tracks from the 60's to the 90's to remind you of old times. 
More information on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/496669182415535
Refreshments provided, tickets just £5 each. Places are limited so please contact Fiona fi@vitalimpact.co.uk or call or text 07803 535431

Brunch poster